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Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial

 
 
Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial
Inscription.  The Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans' Memorial Bridge

May 7, 2008   State of New York   Senate Assembly

"The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows: To recognize the ultimate sacrifice Joredan Haerter paid in serving his country and to honor all the veterans of Sag Harbor, North Haven, and Noyac who have served our nation."

On April 22nd, 2008 at 7:36 in the morning Marine Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter was manning a guard post along with Corporal Jonathan Yale at the entrance to Joint Security Station Nassar in Ramadi, Iraq. Without warning, a truck loaded with 2000 lbs of high explosives began racing towards them through a serpentine of concrete Jersey barriers in an attempt to breach the security corridor and to kill the 33 Marines and 20 Iraqi police housed in the compound. In a selfless act of valor and courage, the two brave marines stood rock solid and unwavering, opening fire on the suicide bomber and killing him instantly. The truck continued forward briefly and exploded, devastating the surrounding area, taking the lives of Haerter and Yale, and injuring 2 other marines and numerous Iraqi police and citizens but ultimately saving the lives of the other men.

For his "extraordinary heroism" that day Lance Corporal Haerter was posthumously

Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial - wide view
awarded the Navy Cross.

Jordan Christian Haerter, a native of Sag Harbor, was 19 years old when he perished.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 41° 0.192′ N, 72° 17.861′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Ferry Road north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Windmill Replica (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Steinbeck (about 500 feet away); Wharf Street (about 600 feet away); Long Wharf (about 600 feet away); Duke Fordham's Inn (about 600 feet away); First Custom House (about 600 feet away); Suzan Johnson Cook (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Water Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
 
Also see . . .  Jordan Haerter memorial website (jordanhaerter.com). (Submitted on May 4, 2019.)
 
Categories. War, 2nd Iraq

 
Closeup of artwork on memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
April 23, 2019
3. Closeup of artwork on memorial plaque
The Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans' Memorial Bridge - as seen from the foot of the wharf image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
4. The Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans' Memorial Bridge - as seen from the foot of the wharf
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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